CAIRO – 18 February 2019: Tweets about PUBG’s temporary suspension over technical error have been trending, collecting hilarious comments from addictive gamers.
The official page of PUBG announced it will suspend the game on Monday, February 18 from 2 a.m. Cairo local time and until 10 a.m. due to new changes being applied on the game’s servers.
Users received the suspension news with comics referring to their state of boredom waiting for its resumption, as the game consumes much of their time.
One user shared a picture, saying "this is the state of all PUBG players now."
The new updates applied to the game are concerned with speed after complaints the servers were slow.
While the most important update, as announced, would be adding a new phase “Facing Zombies,” where gamers will face a challenge to stay alive until sun rise.
PUBG has stirred controversy in Egypt after a high school student stabbed his teacher to death in Alexandria last yearwhenhe impersonated his PUBG character on his birthday.
Member of Parliament Ahmed Badawy, head of the Communications and IT Committee, claimed the game is part of the fourth-generation warfare against the Arab region.
He added that PUBG leaves an adverse impact on children and teenagers because it incites violence, urging the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority to remove the application from Google Play.
MP Ahmed Refat said PUBG resembles the game Blue Whale, which is believed to have led to a number of deaths among young people in Egypt.